About the LTTC Team
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|Linda Boyd||Programme Administrator||Dolores McManus||eLearning Support Officer|
|Frances Boylan||eLearning Development Officer||Claire McAvinia||Learning Development Officer|
Learning Development Officer
Head of eLearning Support & Development
|Jen Harvey||Head of Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre||Pauline Rooney||
eLearning Development Officer
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(Acting) Head of eLearning Support and Development
Frances is currently the acting Head of eLearning Support and Development at DIT. She graduated from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (NUI) with a BEd (Hons) and taught for a number of years at primary level before attending Trinity College Dublin to undertake an MEd, specialising in Educational Management, followed by an MSc in IT in Education. She pursued her Doctorate with the University of Sheffield where she researched the feasibility of borrowing the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis technique for the field of higher education and research, which culminated in the development of the Failure Mode Effects Reflective Analysis technique for the field.
eLearning Development Officer
Nicholas graduated with a BA (Hons) in Media Production Management from BCFE - awarded by DCU. After graduating Nicholas worked as a freelance media producer with particular emphasis on producing media for web for SME's. Following this he completed a M.Sc. in Multimedia from DCU.Since graduating he has worked with DCU on a number of projects providing multimedia teaching on a variety of courses. Prior to joining the LTTC, Nicholas worked within the School of Communications in DCU as a Teaching Assistant / Technical Officer.
(BA, MSc, MEd, PGCTHE, EdD, FHEA, FSEDA)
Update November 2016:
Roisin is Programme Chair in the LTTC and Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc Applied eLearning (winner of the IELA award for best blended learning programme 2012 & Shortlisted for PG Course of the Year 2014). She is module tutor on a range of core and elective modules on the LTTC masters programmes; her teaching and examining responsibilities are also on the Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching and the MA in Higher Education. She has supervised 28 MSc and MA students to successful completion and is currently co-supervising a PhD student in Computing. She is a fellow of SEDA, a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, founder and co-editor of the Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP), co-founder and joint co-ordinator of the annual Graduate Student Conference, and a former member of the Steering Committee of the Irish PBL network (Facilitate). She previously worked as a lecturer and research officer in the Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Laboratory in the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Ulster from 1992-1997, and subsequently moved to Australia where she was a lecturer and research fellow in the School of Computing in the University of New South Wales (Sydney), until joining the LTTC in 1999.
In her current LTTC role, she delivers consultancies and workshops on a variety of topics in learning and teaching development, and has a range of publications to date reflecting her specialist teaching and research interests, including Professional Development of Teaching and Learning for Academics, Curriculum Design, Digital Scholarship, Academic Writing, Reflective Practice, Active Learning, eLearning Pedagogy & Design, Supporting Virtual Communities, Blended Problem-based Learning Strategies, ePortfolios/Teaching Portfolios, and Supporting Supervisors in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Supervision.
Learning Development Officer
Orla is the CPD Co-ordinater in DIT's LTTC. She teaches on many of the programmes and modules including the Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching, the MA in Higher Education and the MSc in Applied eLearning. She also supervises postgraduate projects and thesis associated with these programmes. She co-ordinates and teaches on the CPD 'Learning, Teaching and Assessment' for DIT staff and external clients. As well as over 15 years experience working within higher education in Ireland, she has been involved in international projects and been part of an international quality review team in Lithuania. She holds a B.Ed and MSc in IT and Education from Trinity College Dublin and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Education with Maynooth University.
Areas of Research:
Head of Learning Teaching & Technology Centre
Tel: 01 402 7883
Jen originally graduated from Aberdeen University with a B.Sc. in Zoology and later completed an MPhil in Immunology while working in Edinburgh University. She then moved to Napier University where she obtained a Dip.Ed.Tech. from Abertay University and, in 1994, a PhD in science education in collaboration with Glasgow University. Jen became the DIT Head of Lifelong Learning in 2003, previously she was the Head of Distance Education. Before moving to Dublin she worked as an Implementation Consultant for the LTDI a SHEFC project based in ICBL, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. Current research interests relate to the use of technology to support learning, student assessment strategies, practitioner based evaluations and Communities of Practice.
eLearning Support Officer
Dolores graduated with a BA (Hons) in History & History of Art from UCD, followed by an MA in Design History and Material Culture from NCAD. She has recently completed two MA-level CPDs, in Higher Education Policy and Technology Enhanced Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Her role with the LTTC includes webcourses support, workshop co-ordination, administration, communication and event management. She has previously worked in office management and IT project administration.
Learning Development Officer/Coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma
Claire is Coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching, and contributes to the MSc Applied eLearning, MA in Higher Education, workshops and other programmes offered by the LTTC. She was previously Learning Technologist at NUI Maynooth, mainstreaming the adoption of a virtual learning environment (Moodle) across the university, and managing a wide range of projects in teaching development and e-learning. Before joining NUIM in 2004, Claire worked in the UK at the University of Surrey and University College London, gaining extensive experience in the use of e-learning integrated with learning and teaching development. She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervised students at Masters level. She holds a BA and PhD from Trinity College Dublin, an MA from the University of Kent, and postgraduate certificates in learning and teaching from University College London and the Open University.
Head of eLearning Support and Development
Kevin was educated at St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan, University College Dublin and at University College London where he received a PhD in intellectual history. His professional career has spanned advertising and publishing in Dublin, New York and London, and he has worked extensively on electronic publishing projects with Routledge and with the university presses at Oxford and Cambridge. Before joining DIT in May 2002, he worked in London as a senior producer for Fathom.com, the online learning company sponsored by Columbia University.
Pauline obtained her MSc (Ed) in Computer Based Learning from Queens University Belfast and completed her Doctorate of Education (EdD) with the University of Sheffield, where she investigated what happens when a multidisciplinary in-house approach is taken to the design, development and implementation of serious games in HE. Prior to joining DIT in 2002, she worked as an instructional designer in the private elearning sector, collaborating with the Royal College of Surgeons and Harvard University. Current research interests include serious games and virtual worlds, qualitative research methodologies, interdisciplinary practice in higher education and student attitudes towards pedagogical innovation.
Additional information about the team
Programme Chair of LTTC PG Programmes
MSc Applied eLearning Co-ordinator, which won the IELA Award for Best Blended Learning Programme in 2012 and shortlisted as Postgraduate Course of the Year 2014
Tel: +353 01 402 7886
- Online Teaching Module (5 ECTS), DRHEA, 2011
- Doctorate in Education, Queens University Belfast, 2007
- Masters in Education (with distinction), University of Ulster, 1996
- PG Certificate in University Teaching (with commendation), University of Ulster, 1995
- Masters in Science, Computing and Information Systems, University of Ulster, 1991
- BA Hons Economic and Social History, Queens University Belfast, 1990
Areas of Expertise (Teaching and Research)
Roisin has a wide range of peer reviewed conference proceedings, journal article and book chapter publications to date reflecting her specialist teaching and research interests in the fields of:
- Learning and teaching in higher education
- Professional academic development
- Curriculum design
- Digital scholarship - eLearning / technology-enhanced learning
- Supporting virtual communities
- Enquiry and Blended problem-based learning
- Undergraduate supervision
Roisin delivers workshops and consultancies on such topics as lecture design & delivery, active learning strategies, development of problem solving & critical thinking skills, academic writing, conducting literature reviews, qualitative research and undergraduate & postgraduate supervision.
- SEDA Fellowship, 2014
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (HEA), 2003
- Licence to Supervise at Doctoral Level, 2014
Membership of Professional Bodies
- Previous Steering Group Member of Facilitate (http://www.facilitate.ie/)
- Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN)
- All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) [invited reviewer for AISHE-J]
- Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA)
International Journals [invited reviewer]
Studies in Higher Education; Computers & Education; Innovations in Education and Training International; European Journal of Teacher Education; Journal of Further and Higher Education; Asia Pacific Education Review; ALT-J Research in Learning Technology; British Journal of Educational Research
Three co-edited books:
- Donnelly, R., & McSweeney, F. (2008). Applied eLearning and eTeaching in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. http://www.npu.edu.ua/!e-book/book/djvu/A/iif_kgpm_Applied%20E-Learning%20and%20E-Teaching%20in%20Higher%20Education.pdf
- Donnelly, R., Harvey, J. & O’Rourke, K. (2010). Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Design-Effective-E-Learning-Education/dp/1615208798
- Donnelly, R., Dallat, J., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2013). Supervising and Writing a good undergraduate dissertation. eBook Bentham Science Publishers. http://www.eurekaselect.com/113965/volume/1
Roisin Donnelly - Publications
1. Donnelly, R., & McSweeney, F. (2009). Applied eLearning and eTeaching in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. http://www.igi-global.com/book/applied-learning-teaching-higher-education/75
2. Donnelly, R., Harvey, J., & O’Rourke, K. (2010). Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Design-Effective-E-Learning-Education/dp/1615208798
3. Supervising and Writing a Good Undergraduate Dissertation: http://www.eurekaselect.com/113965/volume/1
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
1. Donnelly, R., & Hughes, J.G. (1996) An Interactive Computerised Assessment System. Intelligent Tutoring Media, 7(2).
2. Donnelly, R. (1997) The Planning and Development of an Interactive Computerised Information Technology Tutor (ICITT) to aid the Learning of Postgraduate Students. Journal of Innovations in Education and Training International, 34(3), 194-200.
3. Donnelly, R., & Gorman, M.P. (1999) Planning and Developing an Interactive Computerised Tutorial for Learning in Higher Education. Journal of Teaching in Higher Education, 4(3), 397-410.
4. Donnelly, R. (2003) Using Problem-based Learning to Explore Qualitative Research. The European Educational Research Journal, 2(2), 309-321.
5. Donnelly, R., & O'Brien, F. (2003) Towards the Promotion of Effective E-Learning Practice for Academic Staff Development in DIT. Level 3 DIT's Online Journal, http://level3.dit.ie; http://arrow.dit.ie/ltcart/4
6. Donnelly, R. (2003) Researching and Acting: Exploring and Improving the Provision of Academic Support for Newly Appointed Staff in a Higher Education Institution in Ireland. Networks: Online Journal for Teacher Research, http://education.ucsc.edu/faculty/gwells/networks/journal/Vol6(2).2003oct/Donnelly.html
7. Donnelly, R. (2003) Integrating the Use of Teaching Portfolios with Experiential Learning for Academic Development. Journal of Teacher Development,7(2), 245-264.
8. Donnelly, R. (2004) The Evolution and Fostering of Creativity within an Imaginative Curriculum in Higher Education. The Curriculum Journal, 15(2), 155-166.
9. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2004) Creating Spaces for Voices: The Portfolio as a Framework to Support Inquiry into Third Level Learning and Teaching. Education-line Database, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00003437.htm
10. Donnelly, R. (2004) Critical Evaluation of the Impact of Global Educational Reform: an Irish Perspective. International Journal of Educational Management, 18(6&7), 351-359.
11. Donnelly, R. (2004) Online Learning in Teacher Education: Enhanced with a Problem-based Learning Approach. AACEJ, 12(2), 236-247.
12. Donnelly, R. (2006) Exploring Lecturers' Self Perception of Change in Teaching Practice. Teaching in Higher Education, 11(2), 203-217.
13. Donnelly, R. (2006) Integrating Learning Technologies with Experiential Learning in a Postgraduate Teacher Education Course. Studying Teacher Education, 2(1), 91-104.
14. Donnelly, R. (2006)Blended Problem-based Learning for Teacher Education: Lessons Learnt. Journal of Learning, Media and Technology, 31(2), 93-116.
15. Donnelly, R. (2006) A Critical Exploration of the Rhetoric of Equity Belied by Practice in Postgraduate Teacher Education. Level 3 DIT's Online Journal, http://level3.dit.ie;
16. Donnelly, R., & O’Rourke, K. (2007) What now? Evaluating eLearning CPD Practice in Irish Third-Level Education. Journal of Further & Higher Education, 31(1), 31-40.
17. Donnelly, R. (2007) Investigating Staff Perceptions of eLearning Development and Support for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education. Level 3 DIT's Online Journal, http://level3.dit.ie
18. Donnelly, R. (2007) Perceived Impact of Peer Observation of Teaching in Higher Education. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 19(2), 117-129.
19. Donnelly, R. (2008) Lecturers’ Self-Perception of Change in their Teaching Approaches: Reflections on a Qualitative Study. Educational Research Journal, 50(3), 207-222. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a902183270~db=all?jumptype=alert&alerttype=author,email
20. Donnelly, R. (2008) Activity Systems within Blended Problem-based Learning in Academic Professional Development. International Journal of Applied Educational Studies, 3(1), 38-59.
21. Donnelly, R. (2009)Supporting Teachers through a Combined Model of Philosophical, Collaborative and Experiential Learning. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
22. Donnelly, R., & Gardner, J. (2009) Content Analysis of Computer Conferencing Transcripts. Journal of Interactive Learning Environments.
23. Lawlor, B., & Donnelly, R. (2009) Using Podcasts to support Communication Skills Development: A Case Study for Content Preferences among Postgraduate Research Students. Computers and Education.
24. Donnelly, R. (2010) Embedding Interaction within a Blend of Learner Centric Pedagogy and Technology. World Journal of Educational Technology, 1(1).
26. Donnelly, R. (2010) Interaction analysis in a 'Learning by Doing' Problem-based Professional Development Context. Computers and Education, 55(3).
27. Donnelly, R. & McSweeney, F. (2011) From humble beginnings: evolving mentoring within professional development for academic staff. Journal of Professional Development in Education, 37(2), 259-274.
28. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2011) Towards Productive Reflective Practice in Microteaching. Innovations in Education and Training International, 48(3).
29. R. Hickey & R. Donnelly (2011) Instructional Videocasts: Facilitating Learning in a Mobile World. CEBE Transactions, 8(2), 4-31. http://cebe.cf.ac.uk/transactions/index.php
30. M. Seery & R. Donnelly (2012) The implementation of pre-lecture resources to reduce in-class cognitive load: a case study for chemistry. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(4),667–677.
31. Donnelly, R. (2013) Enabling Connections in Postgraduate Supervision for an Applied eLearning Professional Development Programme. International Journal of Academic Development. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1360144X.2013.784873
32. O’Keeffe, M., & Donnelly, R. (2013) Exploration of ePortfolios for adding value and deepening student learning in contemporary higher education. International Journal of ePortfolios (IJeP), 3(1), 1-11. http://www.theijep.com/current.cfm
33. Donnelly, R. (2013) The Role of the PBL Tutor within Blended Academic Development. Innovations in Education and Training International, 3,
34. McDonnell, C., & Donnelly, R. (2013) Learner Experiences of Online Pre-lecture Resources for an Undergraduate Introductory Chemistry Course – A Case Study Informed by Phenomenography. Journal of Chemistry Education Research and Practice.
35. Donnelly, R. (2013) Supporting lecturers in the affective academic writing process. Journal of Academic Writing, Autumn Edition.
36. O’Neill, G., Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2013) Sequencing in higher education programmes: maintaining a collective view. International Journal of Academic Development.
Chapters in books
1. Donnelly, R. (2004) The Effectiveness of Teaching 'Online Learning' in a Problem-based Learning Classroom Environment. In M. Savin-Baden & K. Wilkie (Eds.) Challenging Research into Problem-based learning (pp. 50-64). Buckingham: Open University Press.
2. Donnelly, R. (2004) An Online Problem-Based Learning Approach in Higher Education. In C. Howard, J. V. Boettcher, L. Justice, K. Schenk, P.L. Rogers, & G. A. Berg (Eds.) Encyclopaedia of International Computer-Based Learning (pp.1-9). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc.
3. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2005) Designing Modules for Learning. In G. O’Neill, S. Moore & B. McMullin (Eds.) Emerging Issues in the Practice of University Learning and Teaching (pp. 99-110). Dublin: AISHE/HEA.
4. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2005) Collaborative Project-based Learning and Problem-based Learning in Higher Education: A Consideration of Learner-focused Strategies. In G. O’Neill, S. Moore & B. McMullin (Eds.) Emerging Issues in the Practice of University Learning and Teaching (pp. 87-98). Dublin: AISHE/HEA.
5. Donnelly, R. (2005) Using Technology to Support Project and Problem-based Learning. In T. Barrett & I. McClelland (Eds.) Handbook of Enquiry and Problem-based Learning: Irish Case Studies and International Perspectives (pp.157-178). NUI Galway.
6. Donnelly, R. (2006) Teaching Portfolios. Case Studies of Good Practice in the Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education, Dublin: HEA.
7. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2007) The Use of Teaching Portfolios for Academic Professional Development at Dublin Institute of Technology (pp.112-120). In Teaching Portfolio Practice in Ireland: A Handbook. Dublin: Centre for Academic Practice and Student Learning (CAPSL); Trinity College Dublin.
8. Donnelly, R. (2006) The Tutor’s Role as Academic Developer in Blended Problem-based Learning in Higher Education. In M. Savin-Baden (Ed.) Problem-based learning online (pp.79-97). Buckingham: Open University Press.
9. Donnelly, R., & O’Farrell, C. (2006) Constructivist eLearning for Staff Engaged in Continuous Professional Development. In J. O’Donoghue (Ed.) Technology Supported Learning and Teaching: A Staff Perspective (pp.146-159). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.
10. Donnelly, R., & Portimojärvi, T. (2006) Muuntuvia näkemyksiä ja monimuotoisia toteutuksia. In Ongelmaperustaista oppimista verkossa (PBL-IT Text-book). Finland: Tampere University Press.
11. Donnelly, R. (2007) Online Problem-based Learning Approach in Higher Education. In L. Tomei (Ed.) Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
12. Donnelly, R. (2008) Virtual Problem-based Learning Communities of Practice for Teachers and Teacher Educators: An Irish Higher Education Perspective. In C. Kimble & P. Hildreth (Eds.) Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators. Vol. 2. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, N.C: USA.
13. Manathunga, C., & Donnelly, R. (2008) Opening Online Academic Development Programmes to International Perspectives and Dialogue. In R. Donnelly & F. McSweeney (Eds.) Applied eLearning and eTeaching in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
14. Barrett, T., & Donnelly, R. (2008) Encouraging Students’ Creativity in Higher Education. In B. Higgs & M. McCarthy(Eds.) Emerging Issues II: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. NAIRTL.15. Donnelly, R. (2008) Transformative Potential of Constructivist Blended Problem-based Learning in Higher Education. In C. Payne (Ed.) Information Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education: Progressive Learning Frameworks. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
16. Donnelly, R., & Portimojärvi, T. (2008) Shifting Perceptions within Online Problem-based Learning. In P.L. Rogers, G.A. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice & K. Schenk (Eds.) Encyclopaedia of Distance Learning. 2nd Edition. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc.
17. Donnelly, R. (2009) The nature of complex blends: Transformative problem-based learning and technology in Irish higher education. In Yukiko Inoue (Ed.) Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. http://www.igi-global.com/teaching-case/nature-complex-blends/38006
18. Portimojärvi, T., & Donnelly, R. (2010) A PBL response to the digital native dilemma. In T.Barrett & S. Moore (Eds.) New Approaches to Problem-based Learning: Revitalising Your Practice in Higher Education. Abington: Routledge.
19. Fitzpatrick, N., & Donnelly, R. (2010) Do you see what I mean? Computer-mediated discourse analysis. In Donnelly, R., Harvey, J., & O’Rourke, K. (Eds.) Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
20. Donnelly, R. & McAvinia, C. (2011) Academic Development Perspectives of Blended Learning. InAnastasiades, P.S. (Ed.) Blended Learning Environments for Adults: Evaluations and Frameworks. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://www.igi-global.com/book/blended-learning-environments-adults/60762 http://www.igi-global.com/book/blended-learning-environments-adults/60762#table-of-contents
21. Donnelly, R., & Crehan, M. (2011) The impact of generic teaching strategies from a professional development programme on discipline-specific Faculty. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
22. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2011) Crucial Connections: an exploration of critical thinking and scholarly writing. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
23. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2013) Supporting Group Research Supervision at Postgraduate Level in Irish Higher Education. In C. O’Farrell & A. Farrell(Eds.) Emerging Issues III.
1. Donnelly, R., Mulvenna, M.D., & Hughes J.G. (1995). ICAS: An Interactive Computerised Assessment System for General Surgery. ISCA International Conference on Computer Applications in Engineering and Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, March 15-17.
2. Donnelly, R., & Mulvenna, M.D. (1996). Planning and Development of an Interactive Computerised Assessment System. ED-MEDIA/ED-TELECOM '96, Boston, USA, June 17-22.
3. Donnelly, R., & Patterson, G. (1997). Usability Engineering Within Broadband Telecommunications for Tele-services and Teleco-operation in the European Fashion Industry. Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (pp.108-113). IEMS '97, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, March 10-12.
4. Donnelly, R., & Patterson, G. (1997). Evaluating the Usability of Application Tools in Transferring Multimedia Information Across ATM Communication Networks within the Fashion Industry in Europe. Advances in Human Factors Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction: Software and Hardware Interfaces. Elsevier Science Publications B.V. North-Holland, Vol. 21B (pp.767-770). HCI International '97, San Francisco, USA, August 24-29.
5. Donnelly, R., & Patterson, G. (1997). Exploring the Path of Educational Multimedia in Higher Education. Advances in Computing in Teaching Conference. Dublin, Ireland, August 26-29.
6. Donnelly, R., & Patterson, G. (1997). Future Directions of Hypermedia and Intelligent Multimedia Systems. Hypertext and Hypermedia Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.383-393. Hypertexts and Hypermedia '97: Products, Tools, Methods. Paris, France, September 25-26.
7. Donnelly, R., & Patterson, G. (1997). An Interactive Computerised Information Technology Tutor (ICITT) to aid the Learning of Students in Higher Education. International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 97). Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, December 2-6.
8. Donnelly, R. (2001). Experiencing Technology: Integrating Learning Technology within the Experiential Learning Cycle of a PG Certificate in Third Level Learning and Teaching. EDINEB 8th Annual Conference, Nice, June 20-23.
9. Donnelly, R. (2001).Combining an Online and Problem-based Approach: with Learning as the Common Denominator. WebCT's 3rd Annual International Conference, Vancouver, June 23-27, http://booboo.webct.com/2001/papers/Donnelly.pdf
10. Harvey, J., Donnelly, R., & Lee, M. (2002). First Experiences with Online Learning using PBL - Problem Based or Problematic. First Annual SEDA and AISHE Conference, Dublin Castle, April 11-12.
11. Donnelly, R. (2002). Delving Deeper with Online Learning? EDINEB 9th Annual Conference , Mexico , June 19-21.
12. Donnelly, R. (2002). Teaching Postgraduate Research Methods using a Novel Problem-based Learning Approach. ICED 4th World Conference, Perth, July 3-6.
13. Donnelly, R. (2002). An Action Research Project to Explore Providing Improved Academic Support for Newly Appointed Staff in a Higher Education Institution in Ireland. Joint CARN/ERNNI Annual Conference, Derry, November 8-10; Graduate School of Education Newsletter, Queens University Belfast.
14. Leitch, R., McNiff, J., Donnelly, R., MacCorraidh, S., & Nikolou-Walker, E. (2002). Initial Inquiries: Learning how to Improve Practice through a Doctoral Programme. Joint CARN/ERNNI Annual Conference, Derry, November 8-10.
15. Donnelly, R. (2003). An Online Dilemma: The Pull of Individuality Pitched Against Peer Collaboration in an Online Problem-based Learning Group. ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications , Hawaii, USA , June 23-28.
16. Donnelly, R., & O’Brien, F., (2003). Abstract: Pedagogy Before Technology: A Strategy for Academic Staff Development. EdTechUsers 3rd Annual Conference, Waterford IT.
17. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2003). Abstract: Creating Spaces for Voices: The Portfolio as a Framework to Support Inquiry into Third Level Learning and Teaching. European Educational Research Association Conference. Hamburg, September 17-20.
18. Donnelly, R. (2004). Different Thinking Hats: The Continuously-Evolving Role of the Instructor in E-Problem Based Learning (E-PBL). ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications , Switzerland , June 23-28.
19. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2004). What Lecturers Want: Supporting Academic Staff in the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching. AISHE Inaugural Conference, Trinity College Dublin, September 2-3.
20. Fitzmaurice, M., & Donnelly, R. (2004). Changing practice: research on the impact of continuing professional development in Higher Education, 9th Annual SEDA Conference, Birmingham, November 16-17.
21. Donnelly, R. (2005). The Tutor’s Role in Propagating Blended Problem-based Learning in Higher Education: a Case Study Approach. Graduate Student Doctoral Research Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, January 31- February 1.
22. Donnelly, R. (2005). Contemplating the Evolving Role of the Tutor in Blended Problem Based Learning in Higher Education. International PBL Conference, Lahti, Finland, June 9-11.
23. Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2005). Abstract : Exploring the Relationship between Espoused Philosophies of Teaching and Practice. SRHE Conference, Edinburgh, December 13-15.
24. Burns, R., Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2005). Hardening the Categories: Establishing Reliability Using Grounded Theory while Investigating Theories Underpinning E-Learning in Higher Education. SRHE Conference, Edinburgh, December 13-15.
25. Donnelly, R. (2006). Abstract: In Search of a Sustainable Model of Academic Development: Combining E-Learning and Problem-based Learning. AISHE Conference, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, August 31- Sept 1.
26. Donnelly, R. (2006). International Collaboration in Blended Problem-based Learning. ICL Conference , Austria , Sept 27-29.
27. Donnelly, R., Holmes, B., & Gardner, J. (2007). Content Analysis of Computer Conferencing Transcripts. CAL 07 Conference, TCD, March.
28. Reinmann, G., Macdonald, J., Donnelly, R., Fransen, J., & Poldner, E. (2007). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Theory and Praxis. Symposium for EARLI 2007, University of Szeged, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 28 August-1 September.
29. Donnelly, R., Harvey, J., & O’Rourke, K. (2008). Creating Constructive Criteria: Evaluating the Perceived Usefulness of ePortfolios to Support Different User Needs. ILTA 08, Dundalk IT, May.
30. O’Farrell, C., Donnelly, R., & Igbrude, C. (2008). Fashioning Global Scholarship as an Emerging Context. ICED 08 Conference, Salt Lake City, June.
31. Donnelly, R. (2008). An Analysis of the Transformative Potential of Blended Problem-based Learning in Higher Education. EISTA 08 Conference, Orlando, June.
32. Donnelly, R., & Harvey, J. (2009). ePortfolios: fit for purpose? 7th annual elearning conference - Supporting the iGeneration. University of Ulster, January.
33. Donnelly, R. (2009) Interaction and Transformation in Virtual Problem-based Learning Communities. CELDA Conference, 20-22 November, Rome, Italy.
34. Donnelly, R. & Fitzmaurice, M. (2011) Crucial connections: an exploration of critical thinking and scholarly writing. International Conference on Thinking 2011, Queen’s University Belfast, 21-24 June.
35. Donnelly, R & Fitzmaurice, M. (2011) Supporting academic writing through the lens of critical thinking. EATAW, 29-30 June.
36. O'Keeffe, M., Donnelly, R., & O'Rourke, K. (2011) Do ePortfolios foster creativity? An evaluative study in a professional development context. Diverse International Conference 2011, DCU, June.
37. Donnelly, R., & Crehan, M. (2012) Supporting lecturers in writing and publishing educational research. CELT NUI Galway Conference, 6-7 June.
38. Harding, N., Donnelly, R., O’Keeffe, M., & Russell, M. (2012) Action Research for Educators: Learning Innovation. Poster presentation at LIN Annual Research Conference, 11 October.
39. Russell, M., Donnelly, R., & Harding, N. (2012) Shared Ambitions Support Educators in Practitioner Action Research. Poster presentation at SRHE Annual Research Conference, 14-15 December.
40. Harvey, J., Donnelly, R., & McAvinia, C. (2013)Engaging lecturers as students: building sustainable professional development.6th Annual Learning Innovation Conference: Sustainable Models of Student Engagement – Rhetoric or Achievable? 17 October
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Frances Boylan's PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS PRESENTED
Boylan F. (2016) 'The 12 Apps of Christmas: an innovative and effective online student and educator support' Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching: Vol. 9: Iss. 13. Available at: https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/compass/article/view/338
Boylan F, Boland T. (2015) 'The 12 Apps of Christmas: mobile apps and personalised learning' ALT Winter Conference, Online, December 2015
Boylan F. (2015) 'Building an Online Faculty Development Opportunity: the approach taken and the feedback received on The 12 Apps of Christmas @DIT initiative in Remenyi, D (ed) (2015). eLearning Excellence Awards 2015: An Antology of Case Histories. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, pp.17-27
Luby A, Boylan F, Kiely T. (2015) 'Using eLearning to build accounting competency amongst first year students' in Remenyi, D (ed) (2015). eLearning Excellence Awards 2015: An Antology of Case Histories. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, pp.54-70
O'Rourke, K.C., Rooney, Pauline, and Boylan, Frances (2015) 'What’s the Use of a VLE?' Irish Journal of Academic Practice: Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 10. Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/ijap/vol4/iss1/10
Boylan F. (2014) 'Social Media & CPD' IIRRT Annual Conference, Dublin, October 2014
Boylan F. (2014) 'Making the most of eLearning & Social Media for CPD' Translantic Wound Science & Podiatric Medicine Conference, Galway, October 2014
Boylan F. (2014) 'Making the most of eLearning for CPD' Continuing Professional Develompent Conference for Health & Social Care Professionals, Dublin, March 2014
McManus D., Boylan F. (2013) 'Engaging Academics in Professional Development' LIN Conference, Dublin, October 2013
Boylan F. (2013) Research methods in human resource management (2nd edition). Action Learning: Research and Practice, 10(2) p.204-207
Boylan F. (2011) 'E-Learning Summer School: a case study' Engaging Hearts and Minds: Engaging with academics in the use of technoloy enhanced learning. Oxford: UCISA http://bit.ly/zk63Ey
Boylan F., O’Keeffe M. and O’Rawe, M. (2011) ‘Introducing the shift in lecturer roles as key skills and competencies are fostered in higher education students today’ SRHE Research Conference, South Wales, December 7th-9th 2011.
Boylan F., Luby A., Kiely T. and Maughan R. (2011) ‘Action Accounting: supporting the first year student’ Learning Innovation Network Conference, Dublin, October 27th 2011
Boylan F (2011) ‘Introducing the Failure Mode Effects Reflective Analysis Technique for the Field of Higher Education and Research’ EDULEARN11 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, July 4th-6th 2011.
Boylan F, Kiely T (2010) ‘Action Accounting: Untying the Accountancy Knot' (Pecha Kucha) EdTech 2010 Annual Conference, Athlone Institute of Technology, May 20th-21st 2010
Luby A, Kiely T, Boylan F, Maughan R, Shanahan D, King D, McConnell J (2009) ‘Untying the Accountancy Knot: the design, development and implementation of interactive animations and simulations to support underperforming 1st year accountancy students, including those with dyslexia’ (Poster) NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November 11th-12th 2009
Boylan F (2009) ‘Beg, steal or borrow? The challenges faced by borrowing the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis method to elicit the unintended consequences of implementing elearning in the higher education context’ INTED2009 International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, March 7th-9th 2009.
Behan A, Boylan F (2009) ‘Harnessing Developments in Technology & Merging them with New Approaches to Teaching: a practical example of the effective use of wikis & social bookmarking sites in 3rd level professional education’ INTED2009 International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, March 7th-9th 2009.
Boylan F (2007) ‘Quality Assurance in eLearning – some challenges’ European Commission: Russian Delegation, DIT, October 2007
MacNamee B, Rooney P, Lindstrom P, Ritchie A, Boylan F, Burke G (2006) 'Serious Gordon Using Serious Games To Teach Food Safety in the Kitchen' in 9th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Educational & Serious Games, Dublin Institute of Technology Dublin, 22-24th November 2006.
Boylan F (2006) 'The DIT eLearning Experience with WebCT'' in Deans and European Academics Network conference, DIT, April 2006.
O'Brien-Boylan F (2004) 'How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: a model for developing online training' in Annual Irish Educational Technology Users Conference May 2004
O’Brien-Boylan F and Rooney P (2004) ‘Implementing learning technologies on an institutional scale: reflections on the change process’ in AISHE Inaugural Conference September 2004
O'Brien-Boylan F (2003) 'Pedagogy before Technology: a strategy for academic staff development' Irish Learning Technology Association Annual Conference, Waterford May 2003.
O'Brien-Boylan F (2003) 'Prioritising Pedagogy with Technology: the DIT experience' in WebCT 5th Annual International Users Conference, San Diego, July 2003
O'Brien-Boylan F, Donnelly R (2003) 'Towards the promotion of effective e-learning practice for academic-staff development' Level 3 Issue 1
O'Brien-Boylan F (2002) 'Learning Style Theory and the Design and Delivery of Online Distance Education Courses' in Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference, March 2002.
Claire McDonnell Publications
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
C McDonnell (2015), Innovative Community-Engaged Learning Projects: From Chemical Reactions to Community Interactions, chapter in Chemistry Education : Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends, J. García-Martínez and E. Serrano-Torregrosa (Eds), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
N Brouwer and C Mc Donnell (2009), ‘Online Support & Online Assessment for Teaching and Learning Chemistry’, chapter in Innovative Methods in University Chemistry Teaching, B. Byers and I. Eilks (Eds), 123-152, RSC Publishing.
T Cunningham, C McDonnell, B McIntyre & T Mc Kenna (2008), “A Reflection on Teachers’ Experience as E-Learners”, chapter in Applied E-Learning and E-Teaching in Higher Education, R. Donnelly and F. Mc Sweeney (Eds), Information Science Reference, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dr. Pauline Rooney
A selected list of my recent publications/presentations is provided below. Further information on my current research activities is available from my personal website at http://paulinerooney.wordpress.com.
Rooney, P (in press) ‘Serious games in higher education: What do our “digital natives” really think?’ in P. Felicia (Ed.) Game-Based Learning: opportunities and challenges. Newcastle upon Tyne; Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Rooney, P (2013) ‘Harnessing serious games for higher education: an exploration of current drivers, strategies and emerging issues’ in J. Jovanovic and R. Chiong (Eds.) Technological and Social Environments for Interactive Learning. Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Press. (ONLINE: http://bit.ly/IfX1z1 )
Rooney, P (2013) (Ed.) Proceedings of the Third Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, 6-7 June 2013.
Rooney, P (2012) ‘A theoretical framework for serious game design: exploring pedagogy, play and fidelity and their implications for the design process’. International Journal of Game Based Learning 2 (4). (ONLINE: http://bit.ly/IHfhRK)
Rooney, P (2012) ‘Exploring higher education students’ attitudes towards serious games in the classroom’ Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland June 7, 2012.
Rooney, P (2012) ‘Creating Serious Games Through Multidisciplinary Teams At Third Level: Evaluating The Implications Of An In-House Approach’ in 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning, University College Cork, October 4, 2012. (ONLINE: http://bit.ly/1ayTP7U)
Rooney, P (2012) ‘Are you game? Exploring game-based learning for higher education’ in 10th Annual Dublin eLearning Summer School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, June 21, 2012.
Rooney P, Igbrude C, Kenna P, O’Toole M (2011) ‘The challenge of managing staff in the workplace: exploring the affordances and opportunities of machinima for supporting managers in higher education’ in ALT-C 2011, University of Leeds, UK, 6-8 September 2011. (ONLINE: http://tinyurl.com/85yrrdb)
Rooney, P (2011) Harnessing serious games in higher education: a case study. EdD Thesis, University of Sheffield.
Murphy A, O'Rourke KC, Rooney P (2009) ‘The Learn@Work Socrates-Minerva Research Project 2005-2007: what did it do and what has happened with it since?’ Journal of applied research in workplace e-learning 1 (1) 154-168.
Rooney P, MacNamee B, O’Rourke KC, Burke G, Igbrude C (2009) ‘Cross-disciplinary approaches for developing serious games in Higher Education’ in VS-Games ’09 Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, Serious Games Institute, Coventry University, 23-24 March 2009. (ONLINE: http://tinyurl.com/7e2qdyt)
Boylan, F., Rooney, P., McConnell, J., Luby, A., Maughan, R., Shanahan, D., King, D., and Kiely, T. (2008), Untying the Accountancy Knot II; Poster Presentation at National Academy for Integration of Research, Training and Learning Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November 2008.
Murphy A, O'Rourke KC, Rooney P (2007) 'The digital partnership divide: can eLearning pedagogical designers understand worker-learners? in 37th Annual SCUTREA Conference, Queen's University, Belfast, 3-5 July 2007.
Murphy A, Rooney P, O'Rourke K, Dixon N, Lacey K (2007) 'Designing eLearning for the workplace: challenges for worker-learners, e-designers and academic staff' in Annual Irish Educational Technology Users Conference, DIT Bolton St, Dublin, May 2007.
Rooney P, Mac Namee B (2007) 'Students @ Play: Serious Games for Learning in Higher Education' INTED2007 International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, March 7th-9th 2007. (ONLINE: http://tinyurl.com/6qyvzll)
Rooney P, Mac Namee B (2007) 'Using Serious Games for Learning in Higher Education – “False Dawn” or Untapped Resource?' CAL '07 Development, Disruption & Debate - D3, Trinity College Dublin, 26th-28th March 2007.
Rooney P, Mac Namee B (2006) ‘Games and Simulations in Education’ in Innovations in Learning Technology: New Frontiers Irish Learning Technology Association eLearning Symposium Trinity College Dublin, 12th December 2006.
MacNamee B, Rooney P, Lindstrom P, Ritchie A, Boylan F, Burke G (2006) 'Serious Gordon Using Serious Games To Teach Food Safety in the Kitchen' in 9th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Educational & Serious Games, Dublin Institute of Technology Dublin, 22-24th November 2006.
Murphy A, Rooney P (2006) 'Learn @ Work: an elearning perspective' in 17th Scottish Forum on Lifelong Learning, University of Stirling, November 2006.
Rooney P (2006) 'Learning technologies and dyslexic students at third level' in Fourth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, National University of Ireland Galway, June 2006.
Rooney P (2005) Researching from the inside: does it compromise validity? Level 3 DIT's Online Journal (ONLINE: http://level3.dit.ie)
Rooney P (2005) 'Generating knowledge or improving practice? A critical analysis of the relationship between theory and practice in "action research". University of Sheffield Department of Educational Studies. (ONLINE: http://tinyurl.com/77eljny )
Rooney P (2004) ‘Converting a face-to-face course for online delivery — tips for success’ in Annual Irish Educational Technology Users Conference June 2004
Rooney P and Stack M (2004) ‘An interactive online gallery of histological images’ in Annual Irish Educational Technology Users Conference June 2004
Rooney P and O’Brien F (2004) ‘Implementing learning technologies on an institutional scale: reflections on the change process’ in AISHE Inaugural Conference September 2004
CURRICULUM VITAE - DR KEVIN CHARLES O’ROURKE
1994 – 1999: PhD, Intellectual History, University College London, UK.
My PhD research explored the evolution of the ideas of philosopher John Stuart Mill in relation to freedom of expression in the nineteenth century. I was supervised by Professor Fred Rosen, head of the Bentham Project at UCL. The thesis was subsequently published in the Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought series (2001) as John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression: The genesis of a Theory.
1988 – 1989: MA in Philosophy (first class honours), University College Dublin. Recipient of Professor Magennis Memorial Prize for Academic Achievement
1983 – 1986 BA (hons), Philosophy, with Greek & Roman Civilization.
2004-Present: Head of eLearning Support & Development, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 2.
2014: Seconded part-time to the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education to assist with the development of the Roadmap for Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education: see http://www.teachingandlearning.ie/priority-themes/benchmarking-digital-platform/
2010-13: External examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.
2002–2004: Project Manager, Learning Technology Team, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 2.
2000-2002: Senior Producer, fathom.com (Illuminations Television, London, UK and Columbia University, NY, USA).
1998–2000: Assistant Editor, Survival, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, UK.
1995-1998: Senior Copy Editor, Routledge Publishers, London, UK.
1995: Proofreader, Parliamentary Brief, London, UK.
1994: Publishing Specialist, Matthew Bender Legal Publishers, New York, USA.
1990-1994: Advertising Copywriter, various advertising agencies/freelance, Dublin.
1986-1988: Advertising Representative, Cortland Standard, New York, USA.
K.C. O'Rourke (2013) "Thomas Moore, John Stuart Mill and the Westminster Review" in Thomas Moore: Texts Contexts Hypertext, ed. F. Benatti, S. Ryder and J. Tonra, Bern: Peter Lang.
K.C. O'Rourke, N. Hayes and J. Harvey (2012) "Modularisation and the ‘Crowded Curriculum’" in The Dynamic Curriculum: Shared experiences of ongoing curricular change in higher education, ed. J. Hughes and E. Tan, Dublin, DCU.
K.C. O'Rourke (2012) "Introduction", and "Lessons from Flexible Learning across Multiple Campuses", in Enhancing Flexibility in Higher Education: A Report on the Supported Flexible Learning Project undertaken by the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, ed. R. Thorn, M. Glynn and C. Campbell, Dublin, IoTI.
K.C. O'Rourke, R. Donnelly and J. Harvey (2010) Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice, co-editor (IGI Global).
K.C. O'Rourke, A. Murphy and P. Rooney (2009) "The Learn@Work Socrates-Minerva Research Project 2005–2007: what did it do and what happened with it since?", Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning (December 2009).
K.C. O’Rourke, N. Fitzpatrick, N. Hayes (2009) “Beyond constriction and control: constructivism in online theory and practice”, in C.L. Payne (ed.) Information Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education: Progressive Learning Frameworks (IGI Global).
K.C. O'Rourke, P. Rooney, C. Igbrude, G. Burke and B. MacNamee (2009) "Cross-disciplinary approaches for developing serious games in Higher Education: frameworks for food safety and environmental health education" (co-author), in Proceedings of the First International IEEE Conference in Serious Games and Virtual Worlds (VS-Games '09), 2009.
K.C. O’Rourke and R. Donnelly (2007) “What now? Evaluating eLearning CPD practice in Irish third-level education”, Journal of Further and Higher Education 31 (1) Feb. 2007, pp 31-40.
K.C. O'Rourke, N. Hayes, H. McQuillan (2006) “eParticipation: Time to Take Stock?”, Demo-net White Paper, Venice, October 2006.
K.C. O'Rourke (2001) John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression: the genesis of a theory, London and New York: Routledge.
"Do we know where we're going to? Irish higher education in the digital age", invited keynote, EdTECx Talks, University College Dublin, March 2015.
"The VLE 10 years on: has anything changed? (show me the evidence)", EdTech 2014, the 14th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, University College Dublin, May 2014.
"eLearning: it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it", invited keynote, North East Further & Higher Education Alliance (NEFHEA) E-Learning Conference, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), May 2014.
"'Flipped Hybrids' - some common perceptions and misperceptions of eLearning", invited keynote, Teachers' Union of Ireland Symposium, Dublin, November 2013.
“Here’s one I made earlier”, Technology in Action Presentation/Demonstration, invited speaker with industry partner Echo360, EdTech 2012, the 12th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, NUI Maynooth, June 2012.
"'The Technology is Frightening!!!!!' Reflections on the Dublin eLearning Summer School, 2003–2011", Sloan Consortium Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium, San Jose, California, July 2011.
"eLearning and Sustainability: Quality over Quantity?", invited keynote, European Distance and E-Learning Network Conference, Dublin, June 2011.
"What can I say?” Academic freedom, freedom of expression and the internet", EdTech 2011, Waterford.
"Freedom of expression and the internet: Stories from Cyberspace", invited speaker, ICT in Education Conference, Tipperary Institute, Thurles, May 2011.
"'Technology in Action’: Mahara ePortfolio Systems", invited speaker with industry partner Enovation Solutions, EdTech 2010, Athlone, May 2010.
"eLearning and Educational Development – a marriage of convenience or made in heaven?", invited speaker, Education Developers Ireland Network (EDIN), Thurles, May 2010
“VLEs, Web 2.0 and all that: has technology made any real difference to the learning and teaching process?”, Plenary Speaker, HEAnet National Networking Conference, Kilkenny, 12 November 2009.
“Where now for VLEs?”, Invited Speaker, CONUL Advisory Committee on Information Literacy, Annual Information Literacy Seminar, Dublin, 28 May 2009.
“The King is Dead. Long Live the King”, EdTech Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, Dublin, 21 May 2009.
‘ICT as a new literacy’, Q&A session panelist, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) Adult Literacy Organisers’ Forum, Dublin, 24 April 2009.
“Content and discontent - towards a new paradigm of eLearning support”, Irish Universities Information Services Colloquium, Galway, 5 March 2009.
“Thomas Moore, John Stuart Mill and the birth-control controversy”, Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext Conference, Galway, 28 November 2008.
“Engineering Language: Wittgenstein’s philosophy recollected”, invited speaker, DIT Colloquium: The architect, engineer, and scientist, as philosophically-informed graduate professionals, Dublin, 23 May 2008.
“The digital partnership divide: can eLearning pedagogical designers understand worker-learners?”, with Anne Murphy and Pauline Rooney, 37th Annual SCUTREA Conference, Queen's University, Belfast, 4 July 2007.
"Designing eLearning for the workplace: challenges for worker-learners, e-designers and academic staff" with Anne Murphy, Pauline Rooney, Niall Dixon, Kenneth Lacey, EdTech Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, Dublin, May 2007.
“Evaluating eLearning CPD practice in Irish third-level education”, invited speaker, MoodleMoot, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, February 2007.
“Fathoming eLearning: Global and Local implementations”, invited speaker, Dublin City University MSc. in eLearning Programme, 10 November 2006. “Whose Life is it anyway? Mills Autobiography and its legacy”, The John Stuart Mill Bicentennial Conference, 1806-2006, 5 April 2006.
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McAvinia, C. (2016) Online Learning and Its Users: Lessons for Higher Education. Kidlington: Chandos Elsevier.
McAvinia, C., Donnelly, R., McDonnell, C., Hanratty, O., & Harvey, J. (2015) Does accredited professional development for academics improve teaching and learning in higher education? In Ribeiro, F.M., Politis, Y. and Culum, B. (Eds.) New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship p. 253-272. Hershey: IGI Global. Publication details here.
McAvinia, C. (2015) Communities of Practice: The TeachNet Experience. In D. Butler, K. Marshall & M. Leahy (eds.) Shaping The Future: How Technology Can Lead to Educational Transformation. p.137-151. Dublin: Liffey Press.
Risquez, A., McAvinia, C., Raftery, D., O’Riordan, F., Harding, N., Cosgrave, R., Logan-Phelan, T., & Farrelly, T. (2013) An Investigation of Students’ Experiences Using Virtual Learning Environments: Implications for academic professional development. In O’Farrell, C. and Farrell, A. (Eds.) Emerging Issues in Higher Education III: From capacity building to sustainability. Athlone: EDIN. E-book available to view at the EDIN website.
Farrell, A. & McAvinia, C. (2012) The place of the university teacher in a dynamic student-centred curriculum: A snapshot of practice at NUI Maynooth. In Hughes, J. and Tan, E. (Eds.) The Dynamic Curriculum: Shared Experiences of Ongoing Curricular Change in Higher Education. Dublin: Dublin City University. Available online from the DRHEA website.
Donnelly, R. & McAvinia, C. (2012) Academic development perspectives of blended learning. In Anastasiades, P.S. (Ed.) Blended Learning Environments for Adults: Evaluations and Frameworks, 1-18. Hershey: IGI Global.
Jyothi, S., McAvinia, C. & Keating, J. (2012) A visualisation tool to aid exploration of students’ interactions in asynchronous online communication. Computers and Education, 58(1), 30-42
McAvinia, C. (2011) Investigating the adoption of a university virtual learning environment: an Activity Theoretic analysis. Unpublished PhD thesis. Dublin: University of Dublin, Trinity College. Download a two-page summary.
McKenna, C. and McAvinia, C. (2011) Difference and discontinuity: Making meaning through hypertext. In Land, R. and Bayne, S. (Eds.) Digital difference: perspectives on online learning. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
McAvinia, C. & Maguire, T. (2011) Evaluating the National Digital Learning Repository (NDLR): new models of Communities of Practice. AISHE-J Special Issue: papers from EdTech 2009. Available online at AISHE-J.
Cosgrave, R.J., Risquez, A., Logan-Phelan, T., Farrelly, T., Costello, E., Palmer, M., McAvinia, C., Cooper, R., Harding, N., Vaughan, N. (2011) Usage and uptake of Virtual Learning Environments and Technology Assisted Learning Tools: Findings from a multi institutional, multi year comparative study. AISHE-J Special Issue: papers from EdTech 2009. Available online at AISHE-J.
Bruen, C., Fitzpatrick, N., Gormley, P., Harvey, J., & McAvinia, C. (2010) The management and creation of knowledge: do wikis help? In R. Donnelly, J. Harvey and K.C. O'Rourke (eds.) Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice, 92-112. Hershey:IGI Global.
Rickard, A., Quirke-Bolt, N. and McAvinia C. (2009) The Challenge of Change: Digital video-analysis and constructivist learning approaches on a one year pre-service teacher education programme in Ireland. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(3), 349-368.
McAvinia, C., Fallon, H. and McQuaid, M. (2008) The role of a virtual learning environment (VLE) in the delivery of an accredited module in information literacy skills: case study and considerations. Emerging Issues II. Educational Developers in Ireland Network/NAIRTL. E-book available to view at the EDIN website.
Seale, J., Boyle, T., Ingraham, B., Roberts, G., and McAvinia, C. (2006) Chapter Eight: Designing digital resources for learning. In G. Conole and M. Oliver (eds.) Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research. London: Routledge
Orla Hanratty's Publications:
In press - due July 2015
Gavin, K. T. & Hanratty, O. (2015) Case Study in Chapter 7 - The Secret Ingredient: The student's role and how they can be engaged with the curriculum. In Bin Abdulrahman, K.A., Mennin, S., Harden, R.M. and Kennedy, C. (Eds) Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
Articles / Papers:
- Hanratty, O., Higgs, B. & Tan, E. (2011) ‘Irish Perspectives on Undergraduate Research’. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly Summer 2011 edition.
- Waddington, S. & Hanratty, O. (2009) ‘Developing teaching: reflecting on practice using self, peer and tutor feedback’ AISHE conference proceedings.
- Potter, J. & Hanratty, O. (2008) ‘Supporting Graduate Students who Teach’ in Higgs, B. & McCarthy, M. (Eds) Emerging Issues II: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. Cork: NAIRTL
- Hanratty, O. & O’Farrell, C. (2007) ‘Reflective Teaching Portfolios for Continuous Professional Development at Trinity College Dublin”, in C. O’Farrell (Ed) Teaching Portfolio Practice in Ireland: A Handbook. Dublin: AISHE
Conference Presentations including Workshops:
- June 2011 DCU ‘Realising Bologna’ Conference, June 7th-8th, Dublin.
Presentation: ‘Learning Outcomes: The NUI Maynooth Experience’.
- October 2010 Pre-ISSOTL Seminar ‘International Perspectives on Undergraduate
Research and Inquiry: A Scholarly Discussion’, October 18th, Liverpool.
Poster presentation: ‘DRHEA Research Enabled Learning project’.
- August 2010 AISHE Conference, August 26th-27th, DCU, Dublin.
Presentation: ‘Action Research Special Interest Group’.
- August 2009 AISHE Conference, August 27th, NUI Maynooth.
Workshop: ‘Developing teaching: reflecting on practice using self, peer and tutor feedback’
- Sept 2006 AISHE Conference, August 31st – Sept 1st, NUI Maynooth. Workshop: ‘Evaluating Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching through Reflective Teaching Portfolios’.
- June 2006 International Consortium of Educational Developers (ICED) Conference ‘Enhancing Academic Development Practice: International Perspectives’. 11th-14th June, Sheffield, UK.
Seminar: ‘Where to Next? Supporting the development of the Educational Developers of Ireland Network (EDIN)’.
- June 2006 Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT), NUI Galway Conference: ‘The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support and Student Learning’, 8th-9th June, Galway.
Poster: ‘Inclusive Studies for students with intellectual disability in TCD’ – outlining a Learning Innovation Project which I led with the National Institute for Intellectual Disability.
- Sept 2004 AISHE Conference, 4th-5th Sept, Trinity College Dublin.
Workshop: ‘Reflective Practice in Higher Education’
- June 2004 EdTech (ILTA) Conference, 3rd-4th June, Tralee IT.
Workshop: ‘Reflective Portfolios for Lecturers in Higher Education’.
Handbooks / Reports:
- Dec 2010 Co-author of NUI Maynooth: Learning Outcomes Handbook
- March 2007 Postgraduate Skills Development: Examples of current practice and emerging issues in NUI Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University, 2007, Dublin: HEA. Principal author of Trinity College Dublin report
- All-Ireland Society of Higher Education (AISHE);
- Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Ireland - previously Treasurer;
- Educational Developers of Ireland Network (EDIN) – Secretary May 2009 - Sept 2010.